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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

promotion decline letter  its attendant communications and promotion programs are giving way to new powerful, less costly and more effective alternatives, many of which can help small independents be more successful. The following outlines a number of challenges and possible opportunities: The challenge of obtaining customer information is now more easily overcome. Large retailers are creating a revolution in capturing customer data at POS for the purpose of creating more effective marketing. New customer relationship management

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Promotion Planning, Pricing and Profit Optimization, Forecasting, Merchandise Planning, Life Cycle Planning, Consensus Planning,Collaborative Planning, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Replenishment, Event Planning, Metrics and Reporting, Demand Management Systems Architecture, Product Technology  

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Infor Decides on TDCI CPQ


At the Inforum 2013 user conference, Infor announced it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire longstanding partner TDCI Inc. Financial terms of the proposed transaction were not being disclosed and the parties expect to complete the transaction within thirty days (subject to some due diligence conditions). Based in Columbus, Ohio, TDCI is a provider of configurator and

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What's in a name? or Enterprise systems' reincarnations (Part II)


While the Part I of this topic focused on Consona Corporation (former M2M Holdings), this time the discussion continues with the recently minted Solarsoft entity, privately owned by Marlin Equity Partners. True, in Part I, besides Infor, I could have also mentioned as old news the renaming of Verticent ERP Plus (formerly PowerCerv [evaluate this product]) as part of the ASA International parent

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10 Key Steps to Effective HR Succession Planning


Two forces are driving organizations to consider succession planning as a component of overall strategy: the aging workforce and a shortfall in labor skills. Both factors will only become more pressing as time goes on. That’s why succession planning requires a long-term strategic commitment rather than a short-term (and sometimes panic-driven) effort to fill vacancies as they occur.

promotion decline letter  finding people ready for promotion or else have trouble finding people who are willing to accept promotions as vacancies occur. Workers complain that promotion decisions are made unfairly or capriciously. Women, minorities, and other groups protected by law are not adequately represented at various levels and in various functions throughout the organization. Critical turnover'that is, the percentage of high potential workers leaving'is higher than the number of fully successful (average) workers leaving. Read More

i2 Technologies: Is the Boom Over?


Seemingly unaffected by market downturns and Y2K, i2 Technologies regularly astounds the enterprise applications software industry with record-breaking financial results. In the wake of its most recent triumph, few would imagine that i2 shows signs of decline.

promotion decline letter  Technologies: Is the Boom Over? i2 Technologies: Is the Boom Over? S. McVey - February 9th, 2000 Event Summary i2 Technologies recently announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1999. Once again, its 1999 revenues and earnings reached record levels. Total revenues for the full year 1999 grew to $571.1 million, a 55% increase over $369.2 in total revenues for 1998. Excluding charges of $6.6 million associated with acquisitions, net income for 1999 grew 134% to $30.1 mi Read More

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The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies and Revionics

promotion decline letter  retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies  and  Revionics ’ recent (and still ongoing) educational series of Web-seminars . To recap Part 1 : due to the phenomenon of the  “cross-elasticity” of demand , retailers may want to consider whether promoting an item would result in increased sales volume and, if so, whether that increase would represent incremental revenue or merely cannibalize sales of other items. Retailers have to be able to compare items on promotion against the Read More

Advertising Makes It Up In Volume


A small decline in Internet advertising rates turns out to be no problem for the advertising business as inventory explodes.

promotion decline letter  Makes It Up In Volume Event Summary AdKnowledge eAnalytics, the strategic analysis arm of Engage Technologies (NASDAQ: ENGA) has issued its annual review of online advertising. Engage is a subsidiary of CMGI (NASDAQ: CMGI). The report finds a modest decline in CPM rates, the basic measure of the cost of advertising. The CPM rate is the price a website charges an advertiser for showing one thousand impressions of an ad. The average CPM rate decreased from $35.13 in December 1998 to $33.75 in Read More

SAP for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management


The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process.

promotion decline letter  Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process. Read More

Motorola Solutions Invests in Revionics


Motorola Solutions Inc., through its strategic investment arm Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, has invested in Revionics, a provider of merchandise optimization solutions that enable retailers to transform from product-centricity to shopper-centricity and make data-driven merchandise planning decisions. This investment will be used to further accelerate Revionics’ global growth into new markets and expand research and development (R&D) efforts.

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BlackBerry’s Survival Strategy—Enterprise Mobility


At long last, there seems to be some clarity and plausible strategy at the protractedly plagued BlackBerry. The company’s new chairman and interim chief executive officer (CEO) John Chen, the erstwhile CEO of mobility stalwart Sybase (now owned by SAP), recently published an open letter stating that the company is going back to its heritage and roots—“delivering enterprise-grade, end-to-end mobile solutions.” The letter came shortly after he carried out a major executive shakeup.

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ToolsGroup-Statistics-based Supply Chain Planning


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promotion decline letter  first inside ToolsGroup’s  Trade Promotion Forecasting  solution, other than to say that it uses artificial intelligence to analyze promotional events, identify specific qualitative and quantitative variables that have the most impact on demand, and generate a set of rules that model the impact of promotional events on normal sales. ToolsGroup’s Solutions Demand Forecasting Demand Collaboration Hub (DCH) Demand Sensing Trade Promotion Forecasting Trade Promotion Optimization System (TPOS) Inventory Read More

Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Back in the News Again


Visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) web site, I came across this 143-page PDF file, which deals with XBRL. As a gung-ho proponent of automation, I'm calling attention to it here to show that the head of the SEC (Mr. Christopher Cox) and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to promoting cost saving automations. Here is some interesting stuff from the PDF, together with

promotion decline letter  legacy will be the promotion of interactive data and modernization of SEC filings through the use of XBRL. Mr Cox has decided to retire at the end of President Bush’s term. During Mr. Cox's tenure, the regulator has convinced over 8,000 companies to use XBRL in various types of filings. Large international organizations such as Proctor and Gamble and Pepsi file with GAAP and IFRS, are using XBRL, and are on the very pro XBRL bandwagon. About the only criticism I have about Mr. Cox’s plan is the Read More

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